(a) The Mayor shall certify qualifying nonhospital residential facilities and outpatient treatment facilities in the District in accordance with rules issued pursuant to § 31-3111.
(b) Each certification issued by the Mayor shall state whether the facility is certified as a provider of treatment for drug abuse, alcohol abuse, mental illness, or a combination of these that shall be specified.
(c) To qualify for certification, a nonhospital residential facility or outpatient treatment facility shall demonstrate that:
(1) It offers an organized program for the treatment of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, mental illness, or any combination of these;
(2) It operates under the day-to-day supervision of an individual with demonstrable training and experience in the treatment of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or mental illness;
(3) It employs sufficient numbers of professional staff members to deliver adequately the services offered to its patient caseload; and
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed as superseding the requirements of chapter 5 of Title 44.
(e) Any certification issued pursuant to this section shall be issued as a Public Health: Human Services Facility endorsement to a basic business license under the basic business license system as set forth in subchapter I-A of Chapter 28 of Title 47.
1981 Ed., § 35-2306.
This section is referenced in § 44-1204.
Effect of Amendments
D.C. Law 15-38, in subsec. (e), substituted “Public Health: Human Services Facility endorsement to a basic business license under the basic” for “Class A Public Health: Human Services Facility endorsement to a master business license under the master”.
Substance abuse treatment certification requirements, see § 44-1204.
For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(y) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896).
Delegation of Authority
Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 6-195, “Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, and Mental Illness Insurance Act of 1986.”, see Mayor’s Order 88-50, February 25, 1988.